Paul Chesney, Universal Pictures International Entertainment

September 9, 2009 · Posted in Speaker Bios 

paul_chesney_webPaul Chesney
Vice President International Operations
Universal Pictures International Entertainment

Paul Chesney commenced his career in the Home Entertainment Industry in 1983 at Warner Home Video, where he managed UK Operations for nearly 9 years. He then moved onto Disney in a European capacity, managing and planning the operational release of 9 of the Industry’s top 10 titles, with BVHE driving the retail sector as the business moved from VHS to DVD format. In addition, Paul was actively involved in initiatives such as launching the Disney Interactive business, along with rebranding and positioning the Disney audio business within the UK retail arena.  Paul also chaired the BVA sub-committee responsible for determining the future format of the DVD box as Amaray.

More recently, Paul undertook the role of Managing Director of Technicolor in the UK before moving into Business Development at Independent Music Industry Supplier Disctronics where he developed their UK DVD business to over 15% market share before they sold to Deluxe Media Services. At Deluxe, Paul eventually took on the mantle of SVP Sales and Marketing Worldwide before leaving Home Entertainment and joining Digital Cinema leaders Arts Alliance Media where he was responsible for developing theatrical digital content business and launching an ‘Alternative Content’ operation which involved acquiring and bringing live and recorded events to digital cinemas Worldwide across the Opera, Music and special interest genres.

Paul rejoined the Home Entertainment arena in March 2009 at Universal Pictures International Entertainment (UPIE) as VP International Operations, with a remit to efficiently manage and secure the supply-chain for all territories outside of the USA and Canada.


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